Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My favorite discovery: Fanfarlo.

A few months back, I found Fanfarlo on Bandstand Busking and fell in love. An hour later discovered that they would be playing in town two weeks later. This is why I love "coincidences."

So, today, Fanfarlo is the band of the day. Actually, Fanfarlo is my band-of-the-day every day, their music is addicting and never fails to make me happy.

Fanfarlo really composes music, and their musical creations are magical and completely enthralling.

Amoeba Music describes them perfectly, "...the UK five-piece create a heart-wrenchingly beautiful world on Reservoir..." ( http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/performances/hollywood/2010-february-18/fanfarlo/artist.html ).

There are tons of great performances by Fanfarlo on the web, but this one seems to perfectly capture their creativity and beautiful sound. Like many bands, your experience changes when you watch them perform live. Fanfarlo is so fun to watch live because their quirky and authentic intensity shows their passion and sucks you in even more! Enjoy!

Here are some other performances to check out:

"Just let the Comets lead the way..."

"Drowning Men" at Brighton U Loop Festival '09

This is just cool and especially beautiful right around 2:40.
("Luna" for a Black Cab Sessions and Take Away Shows collaboration.)

...and this is just cool... "Luna" in the garden.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

NPR feature Broken Bells, Local Natives, Freelance Whales, Yeasayer, Shout Out Louds

Here is a great selection of music from NPR: All Songs Considered. Have a listen! Danger Mouse & James Mercer will be a great collaboration! (Due out March 9th, 2010)

High Road - Broken Bells (James Mercer and Danger Mouse)
World News - Local Natives
Generator 2nd Floor - Freelance Whales
Ambling Alp - Yeasayer (AMAZING song)
Fall Hard - Shout Out Louds

Listen here:
Music video of the day: Yeasayer - "Tight Rope"

73 days till Coachella!